I’ve had a blog in some form or another for a very long time. It has always been a fun outlet to get stuff “out there” that I’m thinking. And now that Jamie and I have this blog that people actually read (who’d a thunk it?!), in addition to doing product reviews, giveaways, helping others, and generally just talking about stuff, it has been great to use this as a place to get feedback and ideas.
So today’s post is a short one, but I would love to get your ideas!
My “baby” had his 2nd birthday last month. It was a great shindig, we had a great time, and we reached an important parenting milestone — I have now breastfed a child for over two years! TWO YEARS! Wow! I feel really happy that we made it this far, because there have been times when I didn’t think it was going to last much longer. In fact, about a year ago, I was sure we were winding down.
It is true that we have wound down, because he is now nursing only once each day, before he goes to bed. But here’s the thing: I have NO IDEA how to stop for good. He is so used to nursing at bedtime and I don’t know how or when to stop. How am I supposed to stop this when he cries “Nurrrse!!” at bedtime if he doesn’t think I’m headed to loveseat with him.
He has spent a few nights away from me and did not nurse those nights and I have been out of the house at a few other times and he went to bed without nursing, but what am I supposed to do? Make plans for 8pm every night for a week?? (Hey, that doesn’t sound half bad!) When Miles weaned at 14 months, I was pregnant with Spencer and honestly I was too tired to get all emotional about it. But it breaks my heart to think about ending this quiet closeness that I have with only him every night.
If you have weaned an older toddler, how did you do it? What was your game plan? Enlighten me!